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Minecraft Snapshot 21w17a Patch Notes

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With Minecraft Cave and Cliffs undergoing a ton of big changes getting split into two different patches, trying some features early with Snapshot Updates is better than ever.

With this in mind, let's dive right into the latest Minecraft Snapshot Update patch notes for 21w17a.

Snapshot Updates

In Minecraft, Snapshot Updates give players a chance to try upcoming features before release to test in their saves or in a new game.

A sprawling cave system.

With Caves and Cliffs split into two updates, it's more important than ever to get in on the latest Minecraft Snapshot!

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Patch Notes

Changes to the Caves and Cliffs Preview
  • Small Dripleaves can now also be placed on Moss Blocks
  • Copper Ore drops 2-3 raw Copper when mined, or more when using a tool enchanted with Fortune
  • Copper Blocks are now crafted from 9 Copper Ingots
  • Tweaked the texture of raw Metal blocks
  • Large Ore Veins have been tweaked
  • Added noodle caves – thinner, squigglier, and more claustrophobic variant of spaghetti caves
A comparison between raw ore textures in snapshot 21w16a and snapshot 21w17a.
Large Ore Veins
  • Ore veins are now slightly rarer and slightly smaller (but they are still large!)
  • The ores in the vein are clumpier and less evenly distributed
  • If you are lucky you may find a raw ore block in the vein

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Fixed Bugs in 21W17A
  • MC-170443 - Banner copying recipe ignores existence of other items in crafting grid
  • MC-187664 - World border uses float to determine its size, making some border sizes inaccessible, and cannot be set to 30 million or beyond
  • MC-201269 - Constantly teleporting player to a phantom crashes the game/kicks the player
  • MC-203570 - Candles aren’t grouped in the recipe book
  • MC-203745 - Repeated teleport between dimensions causes the entity to duplicate on the client
  • MC-204031 - Waxed Cut Copper (any level of weathered) have two separate recipes in the recipe book
  • MC-214187 - Void platform generates multiple times
  • MC-214735 - Horse disappears when dying while riding it and reloading the world while it’s unloaded
  • MC-214838 - Big dripleaf stem remains after breaking a stem or leaf above it
  • MC-214865 - Floating islands world type generates extreme terrain
  • MC-219155 - Fishing line only starts on half distance between the fishing rod and bobber (Apple M1 only)
  • MC-219840 - You cannot unlock the recipe for Mossy Stone Bricks
  • MC-219842 - Recipes for mossy cobblestone and mossy stone bricks aren’t grouped
  • MC-220033 - (Parity issue) Hanging Roots can’t be waterlogged
  • MC-221560 - Copper/Coal Ore in Deepslate Patches aren’t Deepslate Ores
  • MC-222008 - Empty/missing template pool error grammar mistake
  • MC-222520 - Raw and Ore smelting previews aren’t grouped together
  • MC-223055 - Amethyst buds and cluster have an unused blockstate
  • MC-223792 - Shrinking world border with center past x/z 29999983 crashes the game

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